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Disney’s ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ casts Colin Firth alongside Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda

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Photo by Arthur Newman

Photo by Arthur Newman

Awesome news from the Poppins-verse!

It has been claimed by the Hollywood Reporter that Colin Firth is officially in negotiations to play a major role in Disney’s sequel to Mary Poppins, aptly titled Mary Poppins Returns. The film is set to take place 25 years after the original movie, and will feature the Banks children falling on some very hard times. Further details aren’t really known about the plot, and I think it’s good that we keep it that way.

Musical movie veteran Rob Marshall is set to direct the film, Emily Blunt is set to play Mary Poppins, and Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton) will costar.

Disney has set the sequel for release on Dec. 25, 2018 — that’s more than five decades after the 1964 classic film first played in theaters. But I’d like to know what you think: how do you think the new Mary Poppins movie will fare as compared to the original? Will it even be able to hold a candle (or a spoon full of sugar)? Let me know when the comments below, and stick with Inside the Magic for all things Disney!

3 Comments

  1. Mia Cav

    Nope. I will see it, but … seriously, they need to come up with fresh movies, not sequels to Classics or Masterpieces.

  2. Lewis

    I don’t agree ! As a child this was my favourite film and now I do not feel anything can compare , it will ruin Mary Poppins. We need fresh films , why can’t anyone come up with that rather then re-makes all the time! No one will ever be as amazing as Julie Andrews.

  3. JimJ

    Emily Blunt and Colin Firth are way too old to play roles in Mary Poppins. Maybe they fixed it with “The film is set to take place 25 years after the original movie”. That’s like putting a bandaid on a cut. The appeal of Mary Poppins is a nanny that’s good to kids. Not whatever’s happening to old folks. The Banks children should be married with kids of their own. I think there’s 20 year difference between Emily Blunt and Colin Firth to be siblings.

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